Monthly Archives: January 2013

Oliver helps – can you?

I caught up to Mark Faschefsky at the home of Bob and Susan Dyck in Oliver. Mark is heading back to eastern Europe to his work in helping children and young adults in orphanages in the Moldova area at Transnistria.* … Continue reading

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Register for kindergarten – get a strong start for your child

Is your child 5? Register now Child born in 2008? – Register now It is through play that children make sense of their world Call School District #53 or your nearest Elementary School ask about Kindergarten options.

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Washington State gets IJC order for Osoyoos Lake managment

“The Board recommended that the maximum elevation be reduced to 912.5 feet with the flexibility to regulate within a two-foot range every year, thereby eliminating the need for drought declarations. The rule curve recommended in the Board’s June 2012 report … Continue reading

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Hospital Auxiliary to raise $100 thousand for “star trek” communicator

The chair of the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District says the Oliver Auxiliary is a great community organization that should be recognized as “angels”. Janice Perrino of Summerland says the Oliver Hospital Auxiliary has agreed to pay almost half of … Continue reading

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“You won’t notice the difference”

Officially today is the last day of the integrated Osoyoos/Oliver RCMP sub regional detachment. Effective Friday the two detachments are separated each with their own commander. See earlier story In 2002 the Osoyoos and Oliver police stations were joined in … Continue reading

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Wild animal interface

Penticton is having problems with deer in the city with no real answer to the problem. Osoyoos is having a serious problem with Canadian Geese – most likely stopping their “hunt” programme. What to do? What is your answer? Does Oliver … Continue reading

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When you read ODN from afar – send pictures

Patty Gebbie writes from Wellton, Arizona -” just heading out to golf – weather is fine. Hi to all the Sagebrushers. Photo taken with a Nikon P90″

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Back to Oliver to perform

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Boutique family estate

  Donald Triggs, notable wine industry figure, follows his dream of crafting iconic wines from Canadian soil with the launch of CULMINA, a boutique family estate winery in the South Okanagan In 2006, Don Triggs and his wife Elaine, later … Continue reading

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Perfectly framed – by Bernard Bedard

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God speed Tim Thorp

 Gordon (Tim) Thorp Jun 11, 1942 – Jan 17, 2013 On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Mr. Gordon Hillier (Tim) Thorp of Oliver passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 70 years. Tim will be lovingly … Continue reading

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Rest in peace – Peter Guenther

Peter Guenther September 29, 1921 – January 25, 2013 On Friday, January 25, 2013, Mr. Peter P. Guenther of Penticton passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 91 years. He was … Continue reading

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1 to hospital – bad accident north of Oliver

Time: 5:30 pm January 30th Wednesday (corrected) Location: 7458 Hwy 97 North Road Conditions: Good – winter driving Vehicle: Late model red van Occupant: Female driver from Osoyoos hurt and transported to hospital Police, fire and ambulance attended Traffic: Diverted … Continue reading

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Blue sky desperate to break through

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Register early or drop in

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Area C – Budget and Priorities

Director Allan Patton hosting a Budget and Priorities meeting with constituents last night at the Oliver Community Hall. Main speaker RDOS Treasurer Warren Everton who explained the 2013 draft budget that must be passed in March. Below is the tax … Continue reading

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Hey!

Photo and artwork by Shannon Ford View my artwork http://www.shannonford.ca

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Winners in Summerland

Joyce Kuzyk has been curling for about 40 years, and she is still winning.  Here she is on the left, skipping her team of Wanda Casorso, Cathy Thompson and Gail Barriskill to win the C event in Summerland last weekend. … Continue reading

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Keremeos to Kaslo – insanity

Map released by Ottawa shows Penticton and Summerland split into two ridings with the West Kootenays joined with the South Okanagan. New Riding with Penticton in it: South Okanagan/West Kootenay New Riding with Summerland in it: Central Okanagan/Coquihalla It makes … Continue reading

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Road to Baldy can be foggy by Bernard Bedard

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Baldy in February

Baldy is bringing back its’ winter carnival!!! We have quite a few events planned. Hopefully we have come up with something for everyone. We have sent you this letter in the interest of having someone from your organization on the … Continue reading

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Sale revealed in print

On December 15th I was told the Osoyoos Times was sold. On December 16th I sent the following email oliverDailynews <oliverdailynews@gmail.com> 12/16/12 Chris Stodola and Keith Lacey Could either of you confirm that the Osoyoos Times has been purchased 100% … Continue reading

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Birders! Attention

Mabel likes to feed the birds and one special bird arrived recently followed soon by a second of the same type The picture of the bird is from my zoom and it doesn’t show that well. The bird is small but … Continue reading

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Ministry official to speak at Learning Forum in Osoyoos

 

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Cost to taxpayers in Oliver for RDOS services

If you have questions I will try to explain. These are for taxpayers in the Town – the schedule of revenue and expenses for Rural Area C will be discussed tonight at the Oliver Community Hall at 5pm These graphics … Continue reading

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Council report

Town of Oliver Council report of decisions and discussions: 1.Library Furnishings – ORL wants new front counter costing $10,000 with town budgeting $5500 in 2013 budget. RDOS requested to fund 45% of the cost. 2. Airport Service Contracts – 3Bar … Continue reading

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As requested a school update in pictures

Several requests for update on high school construction Neighbourhood of learning should be complete first – before the summer East wing  above should be occupied by students in September Below Frank Venables Auditorium should be complete by the spring of … Continue reading

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Work experience – try the trades

The Province is expecting to have a shortage of skilled workers in the coming years.  As a result the ITA is working with School Districts to promote trades to young people. From January 28 – 31, 2013 students will be … Continue reading

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Oliver police report

On January 23, 2013 at approximately 14:35 Hours the Oliver RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision that occurred in the Gallagher Lake area of Highway 7 near Oliver.  The collision was the result of weather conditions.  Neither Oliver resident … Continue reading

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Update on artist Tara Hovanes

  Today’s banner is a slice from one of her best pieces. Tara will be an invited guest this year with Oliver Ripoff Artists in their summer show. Tara’s website designed by and photography by Laurena Rehbein of Write This … Continue reading

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